World’s shortest flight on jumbo A380

 Friday, May 31, 2019 


Emirates will launch the world’s shortest flight on the world’s biggest commercial plane – the double-decker Airbus A380. Two daily A380 flights between Dubai and Muscat International Airport are scheduled on July 1. The distance between the two cities is just 340 km (211 mi) making it the world’s shortest flight.




The new flights will break Emirates’ own record. The airline previously operated the world’s shortest scheduled A380 service, between Dubai and Doha — a distance of 379 km (235 mi). However, Emirates cancelled all fights to Doha in 2017 due to the ongoing diplomatic row between Qatar and the UAE.




The morning flight, EK 862, will depart Dubai at 8:25 a.m., arriving in Muscat at 9:40 a.m. The return flight, EK 863, will depart Muscat at 11:15 a.m., arriving in Dubai at 12:25 p.m.





Later that day, EK 864 will depart Dubai at 4:10 p.m. and will arrive in Muscat at 5:25 p.m. EK 865 will leave Muscat at 7:05 p.m., arriving in Dubai at 8:15 p.m.





As the world’s largest commercial plane, the A380 typically carries around 550 passengers on two full-length levels, though has the capacity to hold up to 850 travellers.




The two A380 Muscat flights will offer Emirates’ usual three-class configuration, with 429 seats in Economy Class on the lower deck, as well as 76 flat-bed seats in Business Class and 14 First Class Private Suites on the upper deck.




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